How to Treat Asthma with a Low Salt Diet

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
06 Jul 2020

Cutting 2 teaspoons of salt’s worth of sodium from one’s daily diet can significantly improve lung function in asthmatics.

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What does salt intake have to do with inflammation? Find out in my next video, Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound? (

What else can we do for asthma? See:
• Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables (
• Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables (
• Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements? (
• Treating Asthma and Eczema with Plant-based Diets (
• Vitamin D for Asthma (

Heard that salt reduction was controversial? That’s what the processed food industry wants you to think. Check out the science in:
• High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice (
• Sprinkling Doubt: Taking Sodium Skeptics with a Pinch of Salt (
• The Evidence that Salt Raises Blood Pressure (
• Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake up the Salt Debate (
• Shaking the Salt Habit (
• Sodium and Arterial Function: A-Salting our Endothelium (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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